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North Carolina Teaching Asia Network (NCTAN) opens up the door to East Asia by providing free seminars for K-12 teacher in North Carolina. The varieties of methods such as on-site face-to-face, on-line simulcast, or on-line courses are provided for the teachers who are looking for a way to improve curriculum on East Asia. NCTAN is under the initiative of Columbia University's Wheatherhead East Asia Center.  The Office of NCTAN is located at UNC-Wilmington.  Please see below for contact information.

The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA), funded by the Freeman Foundation, is a multi-year initiative to encourage and facilitate teaching and learning about Asia in world history, geography, social studies, and literature courses.

Launched in October 1998, this nationwide program is a collaboration of the East Asian Studies programs of five national institutions: The University of Washington's East Asia Resource Center, Indiana University's Asian Studies Program, Columbia University's East Asia Curriculum Project, and the Five College Center for East Asian Studies to undertake a national, multi-year initiative to encourage and facilitate curriculum improvement in Asian studies at the secondary level.   For more information, please go to

North Carolina Teaching Asia Network

Yoko Kano
Director, NCTAN
University of North Carolina, Wilmington
601 S. College Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28403-5954
Fax: (910) 962-7712

Tel: (910) 962-7575